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Thread: Sako Hunter

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    Sako Hunter

    Ow do folks

    Been offered a Sako Hunter in 243 flavour, but am unsure of what the "hunter" actually is. I know it`s a walnut stock, but did they make it in more that one rifle,, i.e. 75,, 85 ???

    Any info mucho appreciated

    Rake

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    The Hunter was made in 75 and then 85, wood stock and blued metal, also Hunter stainless, Hunter stainless laminate, Hunter stainless synthetic. Think the Hunter bit really just refers to the general dimensions and weights of the rifle, ie normal barrel profile.Made in differing action sizes from XS to L.
    I have two 75 Hunters, a 223 stainless laminate and a stainless synthetic which started as a 243, but will soon return to me as a 308.

  3. #3
    The current 85 model is available as a Hunter with walnut stock and blued or stainless action. Open sights are optional.

    A quick google shows that the 75 was also available as a Hunter model:

    https://www.sako.fi/pdf/specs/75Hunter.pdf

    Does the seller not know whether it is a 75 or 85?

    regards


    Ian

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    Yeh I imagine he does but I`ve not spoken to him yet.

    Was more concerned that a model older than the 75 would be known as a hunter ,For the money involved I don`t care if its a 75 or an 85

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    The Sako M591 was also available in "Hunter"...

    Quickest way to tell is if it has a drop out magazine or drop plate. 75 & 85 have the drop out magazine

    Have a gander here for all the intel on the old models:
    http://www.sako.fi/old.php
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    The bolt locking lugs are also a good indicator of models with the pre 75's having a conventional twin locking lug arrangement and rotating bolt guide rail. 75 & 85's have three locking lugs and no rotating guide rail. If you have been offered an earlier m591 Hunter these are superb quality rifles with the 75's being their equal. Unfortunately the 85 is of lesser quality in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rake Aboot View Post
    Yeh I imagine he does but I`ve not spoken to him yet.

    Was more concerned that a model older than the 75 would be known as a hunter ,For the money involved I don`t care if its a 75 or an 85

    Stop asking tech questions and go and buy it....you tight wad....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by verminator69 View Post
    Stop asking tech questions and go and buy it....you tight wad....lol
    Awrite then hahhaha

    Variation going in shortly

  9. #9
    Hello Rake Aboot,

    Got a 75 hunter in walnut & blued if you want to play or compare.

    Happy New Year,

    J

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    Cheers for that bud

    It`s a bloke through west that is not renewing and is looking to sell that and a 10-22.

    I know a lad that needs a 22 so might as well take the Sako as I have a free slot.

    If I get on with it, good, if not,, selt !

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